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Vatican approves 'miracle' needed for Padre Pio canonisation


The Capuchin friar Padre Pio could be made a saint next year after the approval of a second miracle attributed to him.

A board of specialists appointed by the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared that the recovery of a seven-year-old boy from meningitis had no scientific explanation.

Matteo Pio, from Padre Pio's home town of San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy, fell into a coma last January. After 11 days he awoke and said the friar had taken him by the hand in a dream and assured him that he would recover.

SOURCE
Telegraph (London)


4-Dec-01